Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate
I want to find a new ObGyn- to shorten a long story:
I was going to my general practitioner, they found something concerning.
Went to the Obgyn my mom has gone to for years; I had to have a colposcopy which lead to a LEEP procedure for high grade pre-cancerous cells;
This Obgyn, while good, is sooooo on his way to retirement and of that mindset. I would like to settle down into a female Obgyn, somewhere close and someone i can trust- Darling Husband and I are starting with TTC so i want to find a new one asap. I don’t know where to start- I have insurance through work and I know i can go on the Horizon BCBS website and look at the 1,000,000 doctors in my area but how do i know which are great? I don’t know how to weed out the bad ones. Any advice?
Post # 2
I would definitely ask friends for their recommendations, I think that is the best way to go.
Post # 3
I asked for recommendations on Facebook when I switched. Got a ton of referrals to the same group, so I made an appt and chose based on the doctors specific expertise (needed someone who delt with high risk pregancy). It worked well because I love my new doctor.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
SweetBeets: Look for any moms/women’s groups in your area on Facebook and ask them – you’ll get tons of recommendations and experiences.
Post # 5
I looked at the website of the hospital that id like to have a baby at in the future since we also started ttc recently, so basicly most hospitals these days have doctors of all specialties affiliated with them so i looked at the list of obgyns in my areA then looked through their credentials and reviews.
Post # 6
First, ask any friends for suggestions.
My insurance is Tricare. When I got pregnant and needed to choose a doctor, they gave me an ENORMOUS list of who was in my network, sorted by where they were in the state. I immediately eliminated people who were in cities I was unwilling to drive to. Then I started google mapping distances and limited myself to 15-20 minutes one way.
Then when I had a handful of people, I started googling reviews, looking at their websites, etc etc etc.
Then I called to make sure they were still practicing (Tricare’s information is very old, this is normal for them but I’d call to make sure *anyway* that way you’re not wasting time getting a referral for a doctor who can’t help) and then sorted down the ones I wanted from there.
It took about two days total.
Post # 7
If your insurance is through your employer, I would ask coworker friends. I found mine on my insurance website and picked based on convenience of location, but I’ve referred other coworkers to them based on my experience.
Post # 8
Definitely ask your friends! I had a male OBGYN and he was not sensitive or understanding. I switched while I was pregnant and love her. Like I seriously look forward to our appointments.